Dataset

Active population, inactive population and activity rate by age group, sex and quarter

Table ID
NB260c
Most recent data period
Q1 2019
Most recent data release
Next data release
Active population [Labour force survey]

Active population consists of persons who in the reference period offered their work for the production of goods and services.

Active population consists of employed persons and unemployed persons actively seeking a job (both those who are registered with the State Employment Agency and those who are not).

Information on labour status (incl. employment) in Labour Force Survey of Latvia in line with the methodology is acquired from persons aged 15–74. To ensure that data are internationally comparable, part of employment indicators are calculated also on age group 15–64. Internationally, age 15–64 years is working age, and it is used by Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) and International Labour Organisation (ILO), thus key economic indicators are published on two age groups: 15–64 years and 15–74 years.

Inactive population

Persons who can be classified neither as employed nor as unemployed persons (pupils, students, non–working pensioners, etc.).

Activity rate
Share of active population in the total population of the same age group, in per cent.